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Should school days be extended and homework reduced?

  • I say yes

    Having a longer school day will overall be better than a “normal” school day for students. Although you may think that students wouldn’t enjoy having a longer school day, a longer day can significantly reduce, maybe even eliminate homework. This is because more work will be done each day during class time. Doing extra work at school, rather than at home, is better, because the student will be able to get help from the teacher when needed, and will also be able to have the comfort of friends around them, doing exactly the same work. Students will also have less distractions at school, because the schooling system is designed to eliminate such things. Homework is more stressful because of the fact that children have a lot more responsibility if they are expected to complete homework by a certain date. Many students, mostly high schoolers, stay up late to do homework and assignments. It's hard waking up every morning with a headache because you didn't get enough sleep. Doing all this work at school and allowing a better night's sleep will help the student do well at school during the day.

    Although a small amount of homework can be good, preparing them for “the real world”, too much homework is just stressful.

  • Start school later.

    Teens need more sleep so they have energy for school and whatever they have after school to do . Many students mostly high schoolers stay up late to do homework and do assignments. It's hard waking up every morning with a headache because you didn't get enough sleep. They should start school later.

  • Yes, our school calendar is arcane.

    We need to have a longer school day with more breaks as well as a longer school year. Our present calendar follows some sort of out of date agricultural model. Teachers may not like this, but most parents work full days most of the year and it would help students learn as well as parents to figure out their schedules for childcare.

  • Yes, Longer School Days Help Parents and Kids

    When kids spend more time in school, they learn more. Their futures brighten, because the more they know, the more they can do as adults. Their parents can do more too, because their childcare costs go down, leaving them more money to spend on their families. Most parents have to spend a fortune to get quality childcare. Also, when kids spend more time in school, there is more
    school time for the written practice that homework currently provides. So kids bring home less homework, and end up with more free time. It’s win-win.


  • School days should not be extended

    No student likes homework, but self taught applications are so essential in education. No matter how much a teacher talks about a subject, no one will truly understand it until they do their homework where they're forced to apply it. I think if we cut back homework and extended school days, students would not improve any because they are not being forced to practice.

  • I say no

    Extending the school days can cause bad consequences. If extending the school days by requiring students to learn more subjects and giving them a lot of homeworks and so on, it will push the students on the verge of being worn out. However, if extending the school days which students still have a lot of time to wind down or they dont need to do homework anymore because they all do homework at school with the guidance of the dedicated teacher , i totally support this but maybe it is a dream. I will take the educational system in my country. We have to spend roughly 10 hours a day studying hard at school from Monday to Saturday .Even from time to time the school does not give the student free Sunday by giving a lot of homework. We have to study all the times without having time for relaxation. That is why in my country, the cases of suicide is getting more and more ubiquitous because of the pressure of study . That is why extending the school days can brig pros and cons. However, in my point of view , the drawbacks of extending school days outweigh the merits .

  • People need self discipline

    If kids are kept in school for longer then they may learn slightly more, but, more likely than not, they'll burn out quickly and not work efficiently. People need to be left on there own and encouraged to better themselves on their own, as, without that skill, they won't be successful in the long run anyway.


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